BY ISN STAFF | October 8, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Taking a break from their computer screens, the writers of The Jesuit Post (TJP) will produce their first-ever print edition to be distributed at the 2014 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ). Not only will TJP switch from pixels to print, they will also welcome a group of lay collaborators to write with them for this special edition.
The newsprint-style paper will be exclusively available to attendees of the 17th annual Teach-In, a nationwide social justice conference sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a national lay-led social justice organization that works to mobilize Jesuit universities, high schools, parishes, and ministries throughout the United States in order to effect positive social change on critical issues facing our world. Over 1,200 individuals affiliated with Jesuit institutions and the larger Catholic Church will converge at IFTJ 2014, which will take place November 15-17 in Washington, D.C. The 17th annual Teach-In will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests, killed in El Salvador on November 16, 1989, by Salvadoran military for their defense of the economically poor.
“We are excited to feature the work of The Jesuit Post in this unique way,” said Christopher Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Kerr continued, “As a lay organization, working in partnership with Jesuits, TJP’s integration of lay writers into this special edition is one more way we can live out our mission of networking and collaborating the Ignatian network for social justice.”
The Jesuit Post typically aims to offer online content written by young Jesuits that speaks to peers “as one friend speaks with another.” Using a variety of digital media, TJP offers a Jesuit and Catholic perspective on the contemporary world. The Jesuit Post shows that faith is relevant and God is already at work in today’s culture. Posts focus on both sacred and secular issues, and everything in between.